Saturday, 3 February 2018

Nidagal Betta Trek


Nidagal Betta is located almost 180km away from Bengaluru and 20km from Pavagada. Nidagal is hilly region with lots of old Temples some even belong to Hoysala tenure. It was ruled by Paleyagaras. It has rich vegetation We can find wild animals like Bear and Peacocks. We can find lot of temples belong to all the religions. It is good trekking place. Reaching the top of the hill is very adventurous. It can be developed as good tourism place. I personally never heard of this place till our last trek to pavagada fort. We heard about this place by vijaya lodge manager. He has a sound knowledge of nearby historical places. Interestingly its royal treat to the tired eyes :) Watch out at the top (summit) small Nandi statue.


Places to checkout in the trek: Ruined & existing temples in the base, A tunnel from Peak to the base(May be its old time drainage), small caves on the way, ruined temple half way, Storage space.

How to Reach : Bangalore-- Yelahanka-- Penukonda- Pavagada- Nidagal - Heavy Toll road
                           Bangalore-- Nelamangala-- Madhugiri- Pavagada- Nidagal - Less Toll road

Near by places: Pavagada fort, Lepakshi, Penukonda Empire

Permission : As of now Not required

Steps : Yes

Climbing time : More than 2 and half hrs, Lengthiest trek in day time around Bangalore

Parking: Near temple at the base

Level: Moderate

Things to Carry: Water, Food and all necessary

Lodge: Hotel Deepa Comforts in Pavagada has neat and decent room, Has very big rooms were 3 people can share double room with attached bathroom. Rs. 600 for double room, non AC. AC room also available. Regarding Vijaya Deluxe lodge check in Pavagada fort logs.